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Tropical Depression NINE


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TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE ADVISORY NUMBER   3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST FRI AUG 22 2003

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE CONTINUES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE
CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE SOUTH COAST FROM PUNTA
PALENQUE WESTWARD TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-HAITI BORDER.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHWESTERN
PENINSULA OF HAITI INCLUDING PORT-AU-PRINCE.  TROPICAL STORM
WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA LATER
TODAY.
 
ALL INTERESTS IN EASTERN CUBA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL
DEPRESSION NINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 
68.0 WEST OR ABOUT 205 MILES...330 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SANTO
DOMINGO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.  THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 220
MILES...350 KM SOUTHWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO. 
 
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH
...20 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT
24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION
NEAR OR OVER HISPANIOLA FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
AND THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY.  AN
AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO
INVESTIGATE THE DEPRESSION THIS AFTERNOON.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1008 MB...29.77 INCHES.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE PATH
OF THE DEPRESSION.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH
FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES...PARTICULARLY IN MOUNTAINS AREAS.

REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...15.9 N... 68.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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